The Cleveland Browns have undergone changes to their offensive coaching staff at the start of the 2024 offseason. Head coach Kevin Stefanski, who led the Browns to the playoffs in 2023, reportedly let go of running backs coach Stump Mitchell and decided not to retain tight ends coach T.C. McCartney, as per Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.

Initial reports from Anderson suggested that offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt was also fired, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later clarified that Van Pelt was still under contract. However, Van Pelt informed team members on Tuesday that he had been relieved of his duties, according to another report from Anderson. The coaching changes occurred after the Browns became the first team since 2015 to win games with four different starting quarterbacks.

Some players expressed dissatisfaction with the news of the coaching departures. The Browns finished the season with a 16th rank in the NFL for yards per game (335.9) and 10th in points per game (23.3). Despite facing challenges, such as injuries to key players like Deshaun Watson and Nick Chubb, the team managed to secure a playoff spot.

Stump Mitchell had been the running game coordinator/running backs coach since Stefanski became head coach in 2020. Despite losing Chubb early in the season, the Browns finished 12th in rushing yards per game. T.C. McCartney oversaw a standout season from tight end David Njoku in 2023, who had career-highs in receiving yards (882) and touchdowns (6). McCartney had been with the team since 2020, previously serving as an offensive assistant.

The Browns concluded the regular season with an 11-6 record, securing a playoff spot with a remarkable turnaround in their final four games. However, their postseason journey ended abruptly in the Wild Card Round with a 45-14 loss to the Texans.

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